|Knockback||0.5 (Extremely weak)|
|Use time||21 (Fast)|
|Tooltip||'Are you not entertained?!'|
The Gladius is a pre-Hardmode shortsword dropped by Hoplites. It is currently one of the strongest shortswords in the game, surpassing the highest pre-Hardmode tier ore-based shortswords (Platinum Shortsword and Gold Shortsword). Unlike other shortswords, it attacks three times in quick succession per use, with slightly varying angles with each stab.
Its best modifier is Legendary.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Its rapid speed at close range makes it a useful weapon in the early game and an upgrade to the Platinum Shortsword.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The tooltip is a reference to the Oscar award-winning movie Gladiator (2000).
- Gladius is Latin for "Shortsword", and was commonly used by Roman foot soldiers and gladiators.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Introduced.
- Mobile 22.214.171.124.0: Introduced.